Sarasota Herald Tribune

Articles from October 14, 2016

Candidate Forum Packed
SUPERINTENDENTSARASOTA -- How committed are you to career technical education? Will you get school district employees' salaries up "so we can afford to live in Sarasota?" Do you believe in open bathrooms for transgender students? What do you think of...
City Picks Its New Finance Director
SARASOTASARASOTA -- Kelly Strickland has been named the City of Sarasota's new finance director, becoming the first woman to hold the position, the city announced Thursday.Strickland has served as the deputy finance director since 2009 and will replace...
Florida Power & Light Pulls Plug on Canopy
VENICE COMMUNITY CENTERVENICE --Florida Power & Light is taking its Solar Now canopy to a community that wants it, rather than move it to a different spot in the Venice Community Center parking lot.The canopy was built in the wrong place -- 30 feet to...
FPL Pulls Plug on Canopy
VENICE COMMUNITY CENTERVENICE --Florida Power & Light is taking its Solar Now canopy to a community that wants it, rather than move it to a different spot in the Venice Community Center parking lot.The canopy was built in the wrong place -- 30 feet to...
Giving Families a Foundation, One Home at a Time | Program Gies Mother and Daughter a Place to Live. and Work
HABITAT FOR HUMANITYSARASOTA -- Although she works full time, Milka Quintero, a 36- year-old single mother, lived with her brother and daughter in a tight, two-bedroom apartment. Rent was $1,000 excluding utilities. Space was sparse, and having friends...
Healthy Baxter Gets Revenge
TENNIS USTA NATIONAL 50S CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPSSARASOTA -- The fist pump by Rill Baxter after he finished off Jeffrey Burnett with a sweet backhand volley spoke volumes.Rill really, really, got his revenge. Two quick, dominating sets allowed Baxter...
Hospitals Willing to Give Up Beds | SMH, Venice Regional Alter Plans to Win State's Approval
VENICE HEALTH CAREA day after delivering hefty applications to state regulators, two health care systems vying to build a shiny, new hospital in Venice began fleshing out their plans for the local community on Thursday.With Venice Regional Bayfront Health...
Hurricane on the Coast, and a Whirlwind Visit from Evacuees
THE MATTHEW EFFECTIn recent years, there have been vast improvements in the forecasting of tropical weather events and, even better, during this time there has been a dearth of major storms that made landfall in the continental United States.But we knew...
Our Recommendations on State Amendments | A Summary of Previous Editorials on Ballot Proposals | A Summary of Previous Editorials on Ballot Proposals
OUR VIEWFour proposed amendments to the state constitution are on general election ballots. In order to be adopted, a proposal must receive at least 60 percent of the votes.Following is a summary of our recommendations.Amendment 1This initiative is funded...
Out & About
Panel explores 'Women in a Changing World'It was a wide-ranging panel discussion at "Women in a Changing World," hosted by the Women Ambassadors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota, and held at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.Nearly 300 guests,...
Police Report
Wounded man incritical conditionMANATEE COUNTY -- Aman has been reported shotand was in critical conditionThursday morning, accord-ingto the Manatee CountySheriff's Office.According to reports,patrolling deputiesresponded to gunshotsheard coming from...
Rams Win Five-Set Thriller at the Teepee | Riverview Emerges Victorious from Heavyweight Battle with Venice
VOLLEYBALLVENICE -- At the start of the season, Riverview High's volleyball team listed winning a district championship as its primary goal.Entering Thursday night's regular-season finale at The Teepee in Venice, the Rams were shooting for something...
RVers Root for Their Neighborhood Team | Horseshoe Cove Fans Cheer from Section B
BRADENTON -- For a fun-loving crew of retirees at the Horseshoe Cove RV Resort, Monday nights are burger nights, followed by taco Tuesdays, Wednesday bingo and Thursday movies.Friday nights?That's Braden River High School football.Each week, more than...
The Future Is What Counts for Investors
STREETWISEFinancial instruments will always fluctuate in price, and at times those fluctuations can be dramatic. It is the nature of the beast. When you add the recently accentuated levels of uncertainty and concern, it is no wonder that price volatility...
The Main Event | Two of Area's Best Meet in Game That May Decide 7A- 11 Title, Home Field Advantage in Playoffs
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLThere wasn't much of a buzz the last time the Pirates headed south. It was Nov. 2, 2012 and Braden River had not yet won in the regular season under head coach Curt Bradley. Venice rolled to a 42- 7 victory in a game that barely made...
To Begin an Introduction, It's Sniff and Be Sniffed
ALL ABOUT DOGSQuestion: Me and my little antisocial Chihuahua mix have been following your guidelines for socialization the past few weeks and she's actually doing pretty well. At this point, I think we're ready for the next step. So what is that next...
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